PrivateFly

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PrivateFly
Industry Aviation
Founder Adam Twidell & Carol Cork
Headquarters United Kingdom and United States
Key people
Adam Twidell CEO
Services private jet charter
Website www.privatefly.com

PrivateFly is a global private jet charter broker company with websites covering 19 countries: (Australia, Canada, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, UAE, UK, & US).[1] The company's main headquarters are based in St Albans, Hertfordshire, England. It also has a U.S. office based in Florida.[2] The company is a member of ACANA,[3] BACA,[4] EBAA[5] and NBAA[6] aviation industry bodies.

The company uses technology to disrupt the traditional jet charter brokering model launching a website with online estimates and quotes,[7] and also offering apps for iPhone, iPad[8] and Android[9] devices.

It provides a white-label service[10] and partners with several companies including Lastminute.com,[11] Manchester Airport Group[12] and Addison Lee.[13]

History[edit]

PrivateFly was launched in 2007 by ex-RAF and Netjets pilot, Adam Twidell[14] and Carol Cork.[15]

The company has expanded and has several veteran figures from the travel industry on the board including the Chairman, George Rolls,[16] Martin George[17] and Damon de Laszlo.[18]

Awards include the Smarta's Top 100 small businesses for 2010,[19] Best Business Award "Best Innovation",[20] Flight Global's Site of the Year Webbies award[21] and Everline Future 50.[22]

PrivateFly was listed 4th in The Sunday Times Fast Track SME Export Track 100 (Britain's SMEs with the fastest-growing international sales) [23] and 46th in The Sunday Times Fast Track Tech Track 100 (Britain's fastest-growing private technology companies).[24]

In 2011 PrivateFly raised £2 million investment through several investors[25] to help further develop their European expansion.[26]

In 2016 PrivateFly opened an office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida [27] PrivateFly became the first UK Argus Certified Broker in 2016.[28]

PrivateFly runs an annual poll to find the Top 10 Airport Approaches. Previous winners include Sion Airport,[29] Barra Airport,[30] Sint Maarten Airport,[31] Queenstown Airport,[32] Nice Airport[33] and Malta Airport.[34]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Charter Broker PrivateFly Opens U.S. Office". AIN Online. Retrieved 19 April 2016. 
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  4. ^ "PrivateFly Ltd". Baltic Air Charter Association. Retrieved 20 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "Membership". European Business Aviation Association. Retrieved 20 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Premium Listings". National Business Aviation Association. Retrieved 20 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "The hottest website in travel?". The Times. 23 May 2008. Retrieved 20 November 2013. 
  8. ^ "PrivateFly launches iPhone application for private jet charter quotes". Elite Traveler. 3 February 2010. Retrieved 20 November 2013. 
  9. ^ "PrivateFly.com launches android app for instant private pricing on the move". Handbook of Business Aviation. 20 July 2011. Retrieved 20 November 2013. 
  10. ^ "Private jet website touts white label deals". Travel Industry Digest. 12 October 2009. Retrieved 20 November 2013. 
  11. ^ "Lastminute.com offers private jet charters". Travel Weekly. 15 July 2010. Retrieved 20 November 2013. 
  12. ^ "Manchester Airport Group, first in UK to offer online private jet booking service". Eva International Media Ltd. 4 May 2010. Retrieved 20 November 2013. 
  13. ^ "Taxi jets to Europe target high-flyers". London Evening Standard. 22 September 2011. Retrieved 20 November 2013. 
  14. ^ "How I made it: Adam Twidell, founder of PrivateFly". The Sunday Times. 8 September 2013. Retrieved 20 November 2013. 
  15. ^ "Carol Cork on starting private jet booking platform PrivateFly.com". Vitesse Media. 12 June 2012. Retrieved 20 November 2013. 
  16. ^ "PrivateFly adds two new board members". Corporate Jet Investor. 11 August 2016. Retrieved 11 August 2016. 
  17. ^ "PrivateFly announces Board changes to support new expansion phase". BlueSkyNews. 25 August 2016. Retrieved 25 Aug 2016. 
  18. ^ "PrivateFly Ltd". DueDil. Retrieved 20 November 2013. 
  19. ^ "PrivateFly". Smarta. Retrieved 20 November 2013. 
  20. ^ "Privatefly.com bags double award win". Global Business Jet. 1 March 2010. Retrieved 20 November 2013. 
  21. ^ "Webbies 2010: privatefly.com scoops website of the year in the Flightglobal Webbies". Flightglobal. 4 February 2011. Retrieved 20 November 2013. 
  22. ^ "Everline Future 50: PrivateFly". Real Business. Retrieved 27 February 2014. 
  23. ^ "The Sunday Times Fast Track SME Export Track 100: PrivateFly". Fast Track. Retrieved 20 September 2016. 
  24. ^ "The Sunday Times Fast Track Tech Track 100: PrivateFly". Fast Track. Retrieved 20 September 2016. 
  25. ^ "Private Jet Booking Network PrivateFly.com Raises £2 Million". TechCrunch. 28 September 2011. Retrieved 20 November 2013. 
  26. ^ "PrivateFly Launches in France, Germany & Central Europe". The Convention News Co. 14 June 2012. Retrieved 20 November 2013. 
  27. ^ "Charter Broker PrivateFly Opens U.S. Office". Fly Corporate. 24 May 2016. Retrieved 26 July 2016. 
  28. ^ "PrivateFly goes for Broker". AIN Online. 19 April 2016. Retrieved 26 July 2016. 
  29. ^ "Window seat please! Two of Britain's airports among the world's top 10 most stunning aerial approaches". Daily Mail. 22 November 2010. Retrieved 20 November 2013. 
  30. ^ "The world's top 10 most scenic airport approaches and landings". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 20 November 2013. 
  31. ^ "Geek alert – heavenly descents or top 10 airport approaches". Tnooz. 29 January 2013. Retrieved 20 November 2013. 
  32. ^ "World's 10 most scenic airport approaches - CNN.com". CNN. 24 December 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2016. 
  33. ^ "Nice Côte D'Azur Airport wins top spot in annual poll conducted by PrivateFly". Nice Airport. 13 May 2014. Retrieved 26 July 2016. 
  34. ^ "World's 10 most scenic airport approaches for 2016 - CNN.com". CNN. 21 April 2016. Retrieved 26 July 2016.